Ca' Momi Osteria

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Nestled in a historic 19th century building in downtown Napa, Ca’ Momi Osteria is obsessively authentic Italian. Enjoy heartcrafted™, traditional Italian cuisine, Napa Valley, Italian and our own Ca' Momi wines, and a bar program that highlights both garden-to-glass cocktails, craft beers and all-natural craft spirits.

Inspired by our Italian heritage, we blissfully prepare our heartcrafted™ cuisine with obsessive quality and integrity. We celebrate the simplicity of authentic Italian flavors and the incomparable quality of California grown organic ingredients.

We create a heart-centered space for our community to find sense of purpose and belonging along with opportunities for personal and
professional growth.

Eat. Be. Authentic.

Michelin Plate Recipient 2019
VPN/APN Certified Pizza Napoletana
Ospitalità Italiana Certified
Accademia Italiana della Cucina Certified
Eccellenze Italiane Recommended Business
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H
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Brick Oven Pizza was good. They do not pre-slice the Pizza. When you cut it, the cheese slides off, leaving just the crust. Waiter was inattentive. Ordered second bottle of wine that never showed up and waiter never checked in again, so could do nothing about it. Eventually, enough time went by that it did not make sense to get the wine.

J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really delicious appetizers— standouts were the beef tongue, sweetbreads.

Favorites entrees: lemon ricotta ravioli, ossobucco and duck with fig compote. I had the rigatoni with oxtail and it was too salty for my taste.

Beautiful environment— the lights were like stars everywhere.

Service was ok. Our waiter seemed a bit inexperienced and didn’t come around to refill water.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service were great! I always bring out-of-town guests here since I know it will always be a fantastic experience. Our server was very sweet, and the manager Hillary was really fun to talk to when she checked in on us. Everyone made us feel like family despite it being a busy holiday weekend.

HW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Especially liked the Chile oil instead of crushed red pepper.

LP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious! Love the roasted veggies and burrata, the greens and ricotta balls and the pizzas are always delicious.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was quite disappointing. The service ranged from indifferent to bizarre. When I asked about two menu options, the waiter explained that one had no nutritional value, and I shouldn’t eat it because it was not healthy. That may have been true about the gnocchi, but it was hardly the question.

The food was unnecessarily fussy and not very good. With all the wonderful food in Napa Valley, I would steer clear of this place.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service, their commitment to authentic Italian dishes is beyond compare!!! Bravissimo!!!

A
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, well worth the money spent. Excellent service very polite and kind and accommodating. Wonderful ambience with low lights nice tables, clean and comfortable. Later evening provides for a less concentrated crowd then during traditional dinner hours (we went at 8:45 and it was very pleasant). We will be back for sure!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Tortalini "soup" watery with no flavor. I am 73 and it is the only dish I have ever sent back at a restaurant.

KN
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to this local favorite and definitely NOT our last. The menu was refreshingly innovative (being not at all innovative but rather traditional). I can't stop thinking about the wild mushroom lasagna. Next time we will order a bit differently to be able to share and try more items. Cocktails were very yummy, looking forward to the next seasons offerings.

KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian faire (this ain't Olive Garden). Whenever I have time for wine tasting in Napa or if I have friends in from out of town, I make it a point to finish off my wine tasting with Ca'Momi. My best friend from kindergarten flew out for a few days from St. Louis. We had a great meal of: pasta with braised organic bone-in oxtail, san marzano tomatoes, pine nuts, celery, organic raisins poached beef shin tendons and cartilage salad with organic carrot, celery, onion, parsley margherita pizza along with Ca'Momi's house wine. Absolutely delicious! The service was just as top notch as the food. You can see and feel the rhythm of the place and at the end of our meal, we couldn't stop talking about our experience we had there.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was great. However, it took forever to get waited on. We probably waited 15/20mins before anyone ever even noticed us. Honestly it took me finding someone to take our drink order to get a waitress to acknowledge us. Food was good though. Next time we will sit at the bar.

RV
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from beginning to end. Friendly people from the hostess at the front door to the servers, chef and cooks to even the other patrons. Delicious dinner (different pizza options we are ate) to the the honey-lavender gelatos for dessert (yum).

l
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Service was a bit slow and ended up having a 2.5 hour dinner.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional!

R
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The fried pizza was beyond awesome! Everything was just wonderful!

SM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a great experience in this high energy restaurant. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Great happy hour offerings and a very extensive main dining menu. Unfortunately the pizza was very underwhelming and watered down the overall experience. Highly recommend the oxtail rigatoni, fried beef tongue, and bianca salad.

SB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for dinner in Napa. Really enjoyed the food.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We came for a bachelorette party and was surprised to find out that we were placed in the private dining space. Too bad our waitress kinda forgot about us and left us unattended with no food or drinks for quite a while. Was really looking forward to trying this place out but the bad service totally killed the mood.

JL
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Family dining was poor service for 7. The service was slow considering we had children.

RS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for a first date, on a cold night. Warm atmosphere and comfort food.

Ca' Momi Osteria
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you RedS! We hope that a warm and wonderful second date is coming soon. (And, we will so NOT be mad if you want to have a cocktail and cicchetti with us to kick off round two! ) With love in our eyes, Ca' Momi

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a great place if you're looking for authentic yet classic and delicious Italian. The staff is friendly and helpful. The wine list is not extensive but quite to the point (and if you're looking for big name Napa Cab I suggest bring your own). The best way to experience the meal is to order a few things and share. Definitely a great option for downtown Napa!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was not great. Took a long tome to place order and receive drinks before meal. For the price not exceptional overall. My third tome to try the restaurant...do not think I will return.

K
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Their pasta dishes are deliciously memorable. The rigatoni with oxtail is so flavorable and rich; the spaetzle with spec, gorgonzola and walnuts is in another stratosphere. And the fried pizza dough sticks with nutella and powdered sugar are a dessert lover's delight.

Ca' Momi Osteria
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you Kathyo for hanging out in the spaetzle stratosphere with us! We hope to see you again soon :)

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C
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

“Obsessively” self-righteous. We had read the admonishment that because they are “obsessively authentic” and “out of respect for our traditions and grandmas” they decline substitutions or modifications. Well they take that to new lows. In the hundreds of amazing (and even not so amazing) restaurants in which I have had the privilege of eating, I’ve NEVER had a server flat out say “no, I can’t do that” to a request for some fresh Parmesan. And he LEANED into it by regurgitating the admonishment and the TRADEMARKED saying “heartcrafted...obsessively authentic” so ... nah. Who. Does. That? Even before that there were signs of trouble. We looked around and noticed other tables had brought their own wine! They’re so obsessively authentic, they have only two WEAK Italian reds because they want you to drink the wine THEY make. When in Rome right? So we tasted ... yuck. No soul in this wine program at all. But in all fairness, my husband’s sausage pasta with cream and sage was excellent. I ordered the veal osso buco with saffron risotto, which was very tasty; but so greasy, it needed some fresh parsley and Parmesan to cut that; but alas, despite the differences in all our palates - this place knows better. A supreme disappointment. I doubt grandma would have ever treated any guest so harshly.

RB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service. The server took quite some time to address us, took even longer to take our drink order, and was not very engaged or kind. She didn’t check in with us throughout the meal. The food was mediocre. The bill took forever. 18% gratuity was added which was smart of the server as she deserved little but would have gotten 15%. This made us feel that we not only overpaid for the food, but overpaid for crappy service. 4 out of 6 of us were in hospitality for years and were trying to be fair - but it really was awful. We went last Christmas season and had a great experience. This year, not so much.

KW
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian restaurant. We were greeted and seated promptly upon arrival. Food, wine and service was great. For our main, we had veal shank with risotto and duck with fig purée. Both very tender and delicious; however, I think they could’ve put some veggie or potato on the side with the duck — my plate felt a little bare. My kids had cheese pizza and cheese ravioli— both very yummy. Their menu changes seasonally. I will definitely come back.

P
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza! Better than some places in Italy. Gnocchi, spaetzle and rissoto osso buco were all excellent and the desserts were also great. Ca’Momi is the best Italian restaurant in the area. Lunch was much quieter than dinner. The waitress was equally outstanding. Was knowledgeable about the food and its origins and had definite preferences which she shared instead of the “everything is good” line. We are returning.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal as were the bartender and staff

VK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Ca Momi!!! Every dish is so fresh, flavorful and worth it!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great, the staff was very attentive and the food was amazing.

AD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible Service!

My wife and I stumbled upon this restaurant walking around town and decided we should make a reservation and come back later. We came in around 5:30 before the main dinner rush. When we arrived, there were only three occupied tables and a couple sitting at the bar for an approximate person count of 11. The hostess sat us down and immediately gave us water. We proceeded to examine the menu to decide what we would eat. Turns out we had a great chance to evaluate the menu because no employee (hostess, waiter, or busser) approached our table for the 15-20 MINUTES we were there! We had been ready to order within the first 2 minutes During our 15-20 minute waiting period, every staff member had walked by our table many times and didn't even make eye contact with us. A larger party (who apparently knew one of the waiters) had walked in well after us and got drinks and their orders in while we waited for a waiter... At one point (about 10 minutes into our waiting period), the hostess spoke to the waiter, in front of our table, about who was supposed to service our table and he mentioned that he was going to service the table where his friends were and give our table to the other waiter. At that point, we lost it. Rather than asking for someone to come and take our order, we decided to just get up and leave because we didn't feel like they deserved our business. We got up and left and as we were leaving, I saw the hostess and said that we were going to leave because of the lack of service. Instead of apologizing for the terrible service, the hostess simply stated "OK."

We went across the street to a MUCH better restaurant called "Allegria Ristorante" and absolutely loved it! Phenomenal service and food.

If you want great service, DON'T GO TO Ca Momi Osteria! If you want a great Italian restaurant, go across the street to Allegria Ristorante.

W
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always authentic and flavorful. The food is more rustic and creative than typical Italian restaurants. Desserts are fantastic too!

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ca'Momi has become our new favorite when visiting Napa. We live in Sonoma and would not have been moved to try it if not for their sponsorship of a film at the Sebastiani Theater a few years back. They brought pizza and wine for everyone in the audience (the film was about the making of pizza) and somehow they pulled off hot pizza for everyone, serving from a truck outside. It was excellent and we knew if it was this delicious being served in a theater it had to be pretty remarkable in the restaurant...and it is.

EP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The wines available by the glass were majority private label. The waiter really didn't seem well versed in the wines- he wasn't able to successfully make recommendations based on what we were looking for. The quality of the private label wines didn't match the price. The waiter did his best under the circumstances and did provide several samples, which we appreciated. He then informed us that their wine list was dramatically cut down a week before. The food looked like it would be good, but it was our last night in Napa, and we really wanted to enjoy our wine. Plus, the atmosphere wasn't what we were hoping for. It was very bright. We shared one glass of wine and decided we should head to another location. There seemed to be a lot of potential and we'd love to give it another try if they would improve on these points!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Food was fine. Service was awful.

P
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I’d seen the reviews re: service & was sad to find it was true. I sat @ my table a full 30min b4 I ever encountered a wait person & that was because of the hostess insistence. It’s a shame because the food is fantastic!!!

M
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever

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D
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Ca'Momi was our first dining experience in Napa. We went there for my husband's birthday since he really likes pizza. The pizza was delicious but that is probably the only positive I have for this restaurant. The service was terrible, the other three dishes were satisfactory, and did I mention the service was terrible? It took forever for our presence to even be acknowledged (it wasn't busy) and our (female) server was somewhere between arrogant and rude...maybe both. My husband and I have been to Napa several times. We told our friends who were with us (their first time to Napa) that we had never had a bad meal in Napa...until Ca'Momi. With all the other great places to eat in Napa, skip this place.